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The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the misappropriation of Rs 15 crore from Sushant Singh Rajput’s bank account, has got a clue of transactions worth crores of rupees. According to the news of a news website, the investigative agency came to know that Sushant was paid a dubious payment of Rs 17 crore for the film ‘Raabta’ in 2017. The director-producer of the film was Dinesh Vijan, whom the ED has previously questioned. Currently, Vijan is in Dubai.
Vijayan could not provide papers related to overseas budget
In its report, India Today quoted sources as saying that Dinesh Vijan was questioned by the ED last month and was asked to submit a document related to the payment made to Sushant for his film. Vijan had also submitted some documents. But he was not able to submit papers related to the budget for overseas shooting in Hungary.
Investigation agency suspected of receiving money through hawala
According to the report, producers are paid some amount for shooting in overseas, which can be up to 20 percent of the budget of the shooting in the country concerned. It is called Overseas Perk.
The ED suspects that producers show foreign governments, especially European countries, by increasing spending details so that they can make more payments and make payments to actors-actresses. The investigating agency also suspects that this money is sent to India through their hawala channels from abroad.
The film’s budget was revealed after the raid
According to this report, the ED raided his house when Dinesh Vijan could not submit the payment related documents. During this time, documents related to the budget of the film were found. These papers showed that the budget of the film was 50 crores and out of this, 17 crores was given to Sushant Singh Rajput.
This investigation of ED has been going on for almost 4 months
A month and a half after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, on July 31, the ED had filed a money laundering case against Riya Chakraborty, her brother Shovik, father Indrajit, mother Sandhya, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and manager Shruti Modi. The case was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged in Patna by Sushant’s father KK Singh.
KK Singh had alleged that all these accused had committed a mess of Rs 15 crore from Sushant’s bank accounts. The ED has so far questioned more than two dozen people in the case, including the main accused, former staff of Sushant and former talent managers.